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Monday, August 28, 2017

In Search of Lost Gainz

23 August 2017

SlingShot bench press 365x4, 340 2s x 4, 320x4

Top set was pretty rough. Still, about what I'd expect after some heavy raw pressing last Sunday, and in keeping with my SlingShot experience so far, i.e. 25-35 extra lbs. on low-rep sets (1-3 reps) and 15-25 on higher-rep ones. Some people have reported boosts of over 40 lbs., but I've yet to see those materialize.

T-bar rows 12-10-8-6

Barbell extensions 2s x 6-8

Standing front press 155x7, 135x7

Need to bring a belt for these, I've forgotten how much they strain the lower back.

Barbell curl 4s x 8

Incline bench press x5, x3, x4 - ran out of steam here.

Cable curls 4s x 10-12

Overhead cable extensions 4s x 10-12

25 August 2017

Squat 465x3 (wraps), 445 2s x 3, 425 2s x 3

Paused squat 335x4, 355x4, 375x4

Stiff-legged DL 3s x 5

Hack squat 4s x 10

27 August 2017

Bench press 350 2s x 3, 330 2s x 3

Paused BP 300x2, 275x4

Pulldowns 10-10-8-6-5

Barbell extensions 2s x 6

Standing BTN press 135x5, 155x5, 175x5, 135x5

Top set felt pretty heavy.

Barbell curl 4s x 8-10

Preacher DB curl 3s x 6

I'm making solid progress on the bench press, and the other lifts are also increasing nicely. Been training consistently this summer and realizing good gainz. Unfortunately this will all end in early September when I'm scheduled for work travel and another 3-week layoff. Still pretty happy with the results.

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